David Tilson Congratulates Orangeville Legion on Cenotaph Restoration Fund
May 31, 2021

(from left to right): Drew Brown, Cathy Connely, David Tilson, Frank Lomack and Ken Manwell

Orangeville, Ontario – The County of Dufferin Memorial, which is dedicated to those who served during the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, peacekeeping missions and Afghanistan, will be completely restored thanks to support from the Government of Canada.

Mr. David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin—Caledon, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #233 (Colonel Fitzgerald) that will be used to restore and conserve the cenotaph located in Orangeville, Ontario.

Funding of up to $25,000, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada’s Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will help to refurbish the bronze statue as well as make the names currently found on the cenotaph deeper and darker. Also, the names of those who have served Canada more recently will be added.

“This is a special monument for the residents of Orangeville,” said Mr. Tilson, “the renovations will allow the citizens to honour all those who have fallen.”

“Honouring and remembering our Veterans is a duty Canadians have always proudly upheld,” said Minister Thompson. “By restoring monuments such as this one, our Government is ensuring citizens have a sacred place to honour all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Canada.”

The Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program helps communities across Canada to preserve the memory of those who have served our country. Through partnerships with community groups and local organizations, the cenotaphs and monuments honouring Veterans, Canada’s war dead and significant events, are maintained with the standard of care and dignity that they deserve.

To learn more about the program or to apply for funding, call 1-877-604-8489 or visit